Documentation | RS Cool MP3 Player Joomla Extension

July 29, 2010

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rs cool mp3 player

RS Cool Mp3 Player is a flash based minimalistic Mp3 player with a twist, perfect for your website. This is a Joomla extension specially developed for Joomla version 1.5.x. It supports the basic functions of an mp3 player- play, pause, draggable volume bar, sound visualizer. It includes a special sound visualizer that changes when you drag the volume bar. The features are:

  • Customizable width, height and background color of the module and player.
  • The player have Play button, Pause button, Draggable volume bar, Sound visualizer.
  • Single and multiple MP3 song support.
  • Text color, size, player color, button color, background color, visualizer color – Everything is editable from module parameter section.
  • Player can show “Artist Name”, “Song Name” and “Percentage of Volume”.

How To Configure and Use the Module (Steps):

  1. Install this Module.
  2. Now go to “Extensions” => “Module Manager”
  3. Edit/Add “RS Cool MP3 Player” Module and publish it after configuring the module.
  4. For detail configuration of module parameters either follow the steps mentioned in the next point (Point 5: Module Parameter Configuration) or please review these 2 screenshots:
  5. Module Parameter Configuration:
    • Module Class Suffix: A suffix to be applied to the CSS class of the Module. This allows for individual Module styling.
    • Module Width: Width of the module in pixel. Default value is “290”.
    • Margin between Player: If you are listing more than 1 songs, then please specify the gap between 2 songs. Default value is “10”.
    • Player Width: Please specify the Width of a single mp3 player button.  Default value is “281”.
    • Player Height: Please specify the Height of a single mp3 player button. Default value is “78”.
    • Background Color: Color of the background in hex-code. Do not add #. Default value is “FFFFFF”.
    • Autoplay: Start playing the song automatically when loaded. This setting will only work if there is only one mp3 song to play.  Default value is “NO”.
    • Margin: Margin of play button from the edge of the player, in pixel. Default value is “5”.
    • Stroke Color: Stroke Color in hex-code. Do not add #. Default value is “90C84B”.
    • Fill Color: Fill Color in hex-code. Do not add #. Default value is “414042”.
    • Button Back Color: Back Color of Play-Pause Button in hex-code. Do not add #. Default value is “FFFFFF”.
    • Button Back Over Color: Back Over Color of Play-Pause Button in hex-code. Do not add #. Default value is “DEECBD”.
    • Button Sign Stroke Color: Sign Stroke Color of Play-Pause Button in hex-code. Do not add #. Default value is “4B4B4B”.
    • Button Sign Fill Color: Sign Fill Color of Play-Pause Button in hex-code. Do not add #. Default value is “83B04D”.
    • Initial Volume Level: Initial Volume Level. Any value from 0 to 100. Enter 0 to mute, 100 to maximum volume. Default value is “50”.
    • Back Stroke Color: Back Stroke Color of volume control in hex-code. Do not add #. Default value is “4B4B4B”.
    • Back Fill Color: Back Fill Color of volume control in hex-code. Do not add #. Default value is “83B04D”.
    • Sign Color: Sign Color of volume control in hex-code. Do not add #. Default value is “E7E8E9″.
    • Sign Over Color: Sign Over Color of volume control in hex-code. Do not add #. Default value is “4B4B4B”.
    • Percent Text Color: Color of percentage text of the volume control in hex-code. Do not add #. Default value is “E7E8E9″.
    • Percent Horizontal Margin: Horizontal margin of percentage text of the volume control in pixel. Default value is “5”.
    • Percent Vertical Position: Vertical position of percentage text of the volume control, it can be ‘top’, ‘bottom’, ‘center’ or a number. Default value is “top”.
    • Back Color: Back Color of visualizer in hex-code. Do not add #. Default value is “4B4B4B”.
    • Wave Color: Wave Color of visualizer in hex-code. Do not add #. Default value is “FFFFFF”.
    • Artist Color: Color of the artist text in hex-code. Do not add #. Default value is “E7E8E9″.
    • Artist Font Size: Font Size of the artist text in pixel. Default value is “14”.
    • Song Color: Color of the song text in hex-code. Do not add #. Default value is “E7E8E9″.
    • Song Font Size: Font Size of the song text in pixel. Default value is “12”.
    • Name of Artist(s): Specify the name of artists within {}, seperated by comma. Example: “{Artist A}, {Artist B}”.
    • Name of MP3 Song(s): Specify the name of mp3 songs within {}, seperated by comma. Example: “{Song A}, {Song B}”.
    • Location/URL of Song(s): Specify the name of songs within {}, seperated by comma. Example: “{http://www.song.com/mp3/song1.mp3}, {http://www.song.com/mp3/song2.mp3}”.

Support: If you have any question/suggestion or if you wish to report any error please post it in our forum: SUPPORT FORUM LINK (Please do not forget to mention the extension name and the version)

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84 Responses to “Documentation | RS Cool MP3 Player Joomla Extension”

  1. Jeffrey D. Says:

    Awesome Module.

    Just need to know how to center this RSCoolMP3Player PRO Module so that it is in alignment with our
    graphic above it, instead of justifying it left.

    Under Line in the sand Graphic
    http://thevoiceofidaho.com/home/index.php/home

    Reply

    • Souvik Banerjee Says:

      You can add the following css code in your template’s css file:

      object#RSCoolMp3PlayerModule_184_1 { margin-left:200px; }

      Of course you can change the 200px to any other value as per your needs.

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      • Jeffrey D. Says:

        Thank you very much, one more question,
        I can’t seem to find a pause, Rewind or Fast Forward. Is there another version with these features? Or am I missing something.

        Thanks again for a simple and awesome Player. :-)

        Reply

        • Jeffrey D. Says:

          I found the pause by clicking the play button but no rewind or fast forward..

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        • Souvik Banerjee Says:

          A single “Play & Pause” button is there, same button toggles as per needs. Rewind or Fast Forward button is not available.

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      • Pablo Espinosa Says:

        Awesome Module but I have a problem with it.
        It doesnt work with the Url that I write {http://localhost/joomla335/administrator/images/songs/Satisfaction.mp3};

        I have a MP3 file in my local server of Joomla that I uploaded with the media manager.

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        • Souvik Banerjee Says:

          May be the Url should be the following:

          {http://localhost/joomla335/images/songs/Satisfaction.mp3}

          instead of the following:

          {http://localhost/joomla335/administrator/images/songs/Satisfaction.mp3}

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  2. Steven H Says:

    Hi, I purchased this module for a client and they really like it, unfortunately they now want one instance to auto-play when the page is opened. I know this was a setting in j1.5, but now it appears to be gone. Is there a way to short code it to play, or is there a parameter I missed? Thanks in advance.

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    • Souvik Banerjee Says:

      In time of editing the module you can see there is a tab called “Player Settings”. Under this you can get the “Auto Play” option. But make sure this will only work when module contains a single mp3 file.

      Reply

  3. Jeffrey D. Says:

    I Purchased your RSCoolMP3Player PRO (1.4) – Joomla 3.x version today and it Looks like a great product, only I can’t find the code to place this Module in an Articles on your website or in the documentation from your website.

    The Documentation looks like it was for an earlier version of the Module.

    Then I tried The: {lRSCoolMP3Player PRO RSCoolMP3Player PRO} statement in my Articles and it did not show up on the page.

    I have configured the player according to your Documented instructions and I just need the code to add it to an existing Article. Or am I missing something and the Documentation for this newer version is on your website somewhere?

    Please let me know what you think.
    I have also emailed your support email with this same message.

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  4. Ian Says:

    Hi again and thanks for your time Souvik,

    Yes, the warnings disappeared, I edited ‘php.ini’.

    I found this area after I messaged you and I configured exactly as described. I’m using Exact URL etc., but where I’m at now, the player is showing with the Band Name and Song Title, but it won’t play. I’m using the latest Joomla. I will certainly purchase if I can get this one working.

    Ian

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    • Souvik Says:

      I think you are in localhost. So it is not possible by us to review the problem. If possible please send us screenshots of the module parameter section. You can email us at support[@]rswebsols[.]com

      Reply

  5. David Titchenal Says:

    Hello. I purchased RS Cool MP3 player last night. I was under a lot of stress to get something going by morning and when I did not get immediate access to my download I kinda flipped out on you. Sorry about that. A couple of hours later i got the link but it was too late. I am used to getting my Dload link immediately after paying.

    Any I have the mod working for a single mp3 perfectly. But I am trying to add more and they don’t work. I get a “sound cannot be loaded ” message. The strange thing is that is plays this one mp3 file fine. No others. If I rename the mp3 file then it will not play it but as soon as I change it back to the original name it shows up again. I even tried setting to “no cache”. Very strange. Can you help?

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  6. Thomas Christian S. Says:

    Hello

    I Install your Player on Joomla! 2.5.19 Stable. I configure the Modul, but i see the Modul not on my Site.

    I put in the Menue the Button Autoplay on, and the Music its running.
    The Problem it’s that the Player on all Browser Google,Opera,IE on Windows and on Linux many too running, but newer on Firefox. I try it on Linux and Windows and on diverenz Computer, its funktion but not with show the Modul. What I can do, because its the best Player what I found !!!!

    Greeting from Germany

    Thomas

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  7. Ken Says:

    Hi Souvik

    I have checked that all parameters are right but the song can not be played. I am using Joomla 3. Anything goes wrong?

    Best regards

    Ken

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  8. Mlamer Says:

    Hello, There localhost my site works trés well, but on-line impossible to read files MP3… The message says that it does not find the file. Nevertheless, the module is configured well.
    The address of the MP3 is: http: // http://www.webzic.fr/images/MP3/Food_For_Thought.mp3 But if I him(it) address as, he(it) does not take place is it of in the host? Or something else? Thank you.

    http://www.webzic.fr

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    • Mlamer Says:

      forgot to specify that it is only on tabs blog, galerie en vrac or contact.
      On the homepage, no problem, that works…

      Reply

      • Souvik Says:

        Edit the module and then in the “URL of Song” change the following:

        Current Wrong value: images/MP3/food_for_thought.mp3

        Correct value: http://www.webzic.fr/images/MP3/food_for_thought.mp3

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        • Mlamer Says:

          Thank you, it is OK. On the other hand I put well on ” automatic reading “, but he(it) does not start alone… And t-il there a way(means) in not having a cut from a tab to the other one? Fluid listening?
          Thank you.

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          • Souvik Says:

            Do not understand what you say actually. Can you please clear it once? If possible please show some screenshots so we can understand easily. You can email us at support[@]rswebsols[.]com

            Reply

            • Mlamer Says:

              In module, autoplay. On the site, not of autoplay.
              Thank you, an email has just left with screenshot.
              Thank you in advance.

              Reply

  9. Albert Jan de Boer Says:

    Hi,

    I have a problem with RS Cool MP3 player on my website in the latest Firefox (on Mac OS X).
    In Safari and Chrome it works just fine, but the whole thing is not showing up in Firefox.

    Any thoughts?

    Regards,

    Albert Jan de Boer

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  10. Aljosa Says:

    Hi.

    The plugin looks great but I have problem with song playing. I already put player on my website and url of the song is 100% correct becouse if I copy the url to my browser it plays song normaly. But when I hit play button on player on my website nothing happen. What could be the problem?

    I use joomla 3.0 and last version of player.

    Reply

    • Souvik Says:

      Can you please provide us the URL so we can review the problem?

      Reply

      • Aljosa Says:

        My website is in creation mode so it’s still offline. Can this be a problem?

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        • Souvik Says:

          No that is not a problem. The problem is we can not able to review the problem on your website. So it is difficult to find out a solution without reviewing the problem.

          Reply

          • Aljosa Says:

            Yes I know that… But maybe I can give you information that you need if you tell me what you need to know.

            Reply

            • Souvik Says:

              Please email our support team along with the screenshot of the module parameter section. Also collect the front-end source code from browser, save to any text file and send that also. Email at support[@]rswebsols[.]com

              Reply

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